First, it's nostalgic. I've been playing it since release day from this same set of CDs.
I'll have to do some comparisons, but I'd honestly be a little shocked if the FMVs in the new look even close to as nice as some of the stuff I've found here.
The music isn't really huge. I mean, generally FF7Music fixes the problem, and it probably won't be long before we don't need it anymore either, which will put the 'ease of modding music' at least to a tie.
Don't get me wrong though... while I'm rather unimpressed with this little 're-release', it's nice for people who just never did manage to find a reasonably priced copy. At the very least, they can play the thing (essentially vanilla) and experience it without spending 12 hours trying to make it run. That part is cool, and who knows how far we *might* be able to tear it apart and mod it a few months or so down the road.
I guess though, ultimately, as scarce as the thing had gotten, and in view of the minimal effort put into this release, I feel it really should have hit the e-shelves about 10 years back. If sales had gone crazy, it just might have given them that push to give us a REAL remake by now, and regardless, they'd have only widened their fan base larger than it is now by making the game a lot more available. Being made for download, it wouldn't have been at all hard to keep it (reasonably) up to date for modern hardware with patches either.
And no... I'm not actually expecting a remake --ever. But then, if all we had were expectations, where would all the orphaned dreams live?